April 19, 2009
Does anybody out there know a good (and cheap) source for foreclosure/delinquency data? RealtyTrac appears to be the main source cited in the media. What I'm looking for is a database that can tie foreclosure rates to census tracs or to the Census Bureau's "metropolitan statistical areas" (e.g., Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario). Realty Trac used to issue press releases of foreclosure rates in the top 100 MSAs, but I haven't seen one since Q2 2008. Lately, they've just been publicizing foreclosure rates by states.